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Li Keqiang signs environmental law into effect

Time:2018-01-04 From: Author:

Li Keqiang has signed the decree on the State Council of the Regulations for Implementation of the Environmental Protection Tax Law.


The China environmental protection tax law was adopted by the Standing Committee of the Twelfth National People's Congress on December 25, 2016, and was implemented on January 1, 2018. This law is of great significance for protecting and improving the environment, reducing the emission of pollutants and promoting the construction of ecological civilization. In order to ensure the smooth implementation of the tax law, regulations for implementation has to be formalized and refined for the relevant provisions around tax objects, tax basis, tax relief and collection management.


The regulations for implementation specified the allowable scope for urban centralized sewage treatment sites, conditions for reduction of environmental protection tax, etc. The regulations were enforced since January 1, 2018.